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GEF- SGP Project: Water-use Efficiency For Women Gardens in Mahferhen, Hadibo, Socotra- Yemen

Summary: Since long time and for several reasons Socotra lacks vegetable and fruit supplies. Some of the reasons are due to limited water resources; environmental factors (drought period and monsoon) shut the island for several months, location (its long distance from mainland) and inhabitants’ lack of knowledge of growing and using vegetables and water use efficiency. In recent years, Socotri women are solely active in gardening for home use and selling limited surplus products.

Equator Initiative Case Study – Roush Protected Area Community, Socotra

Roush Protected Area Community, Socotra, is located one kilometer north of Socotra, an island off the coast of Yemen. The marine protected area belongs to the communities of Sacra and Diherhom villages, and was developed in response to an observed decline in marine resources and fish populations. A conservation area and eco-campsite were established, and the initiative was later broadened to include conservation activities more generally.

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